Assistant Superintendent of Police Moses Oola, the district Police Commander of Kitgum intervened ordering his personnel to forcefully break the padlock and allow the buses proceed. The move did not go down well with members of the Kitgum Taxi Operators and Drivers Association KITODA and officials from the Central Division who attempted to lynch the DPC for siding with the bus owners.
Giving the example of Kenya, Dr. Modesta, said while semi-arid northern region was badly hit, the central, western, rift valley and southeastern regions were not. She said with good infrastructure linking the south with the north the food shortages in the northern region would have been managed.
A 500,000-dollar fund for projects protecting Africas Great Lakes, including Ugandas lakes Victoria, Albert and Edward, has today been launched in Entebbe. The Great Lakes Region holds nearly one-third of the worlds fresh surface water, supports livelihoods for 50 million people and is rich in freshwater and terrestrial biodiversity. Crucial as the Great Lakes Region is, it is facing high population growth rates, extreme poverty and rapid unplanned development, all with adverse environmental impacts.
Buganda Land Board BLB is running the Land Title in your Hands, a campaign aimed at granting mainly 49-year leases for tenants on Buganda Kingdom land. The campaign targets those occupying the land without official documentation. The Central government seems to be uncomfortable with the new arrangement which some have said may fuel mass land evictions on land owned by the Kabaka of Buganda or the kingdom.
According to Oitengei, the teachers applied for transfers after unidentified parent stormed the school and assaulted a primary two teacher identified as Simon Peter Opolot. He however, didnt disclose what prompted the parent to attack the teachers.
Relatives said that the attackers who were driving a white car, first demanded for money but shot him in the head and chest after he failed to submit to their demands. The thugs also made away with his three phones, a DVD player and an unspecified amount of money.
According to Police sources, preliminary investigations show that Pemba has been getting money from illegal activities like drug trafficking and disguise it as earning from Promoting Boxing and other sports.
UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres said that Journalists go to the most dangerous places to give voice to the voiceless yet they still suffer character assassination, sexual assault, detention, injuries and even death.
Jennifer Musisi, the KCCA Executive Director, says rail transport has helped in decongesting the city as over 3000 passengers use it daily. She however, says their plans to expand rail transport to other routes have set back due to funding gaps.